Resources for learning about and dismantling systems of oppression
Please note, this is a work in progress, but we believe progress is better than perfection! If you have suggestions for resources to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Explore your media intake: are all the social media profiles you follow folks who look, think, and experience the world similarly to you? Challenge yourself to start following a diverse amalgam of social media accounts, especially those who talk about social justice issues.
- Personal recommendations from the OWHE Board
Racism and white supremacy:
- Learn about white fragility (book, video, article)
- Begin critically analyzing white culture.
- Adaway Consulting Group, Whiteness at Work webinar (1 hour)
- Ibram X Kendi, author of “How to be Anti-Racist” put together an antiracist reading list.
- “Me and White Supremacy”, written by Layla Saad, workbook style book. (Start a reading club, or read by yourself!)
- Examine how we unintentionally perpetuate systems of oppression and white supremacy culture just by doing what we’ve always done, what we’ve been taught and conditioned to do and believe, regardless of our race -- and much of that conditioning stems from white colonization.
- List of resources on white supremacy culture from Indivisible
- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress
- LeVar Burton, “This is My Story”, short (~3 minutes) videos telling stories of microaggressions Black American’s face.
- "Gender Norms and Intersectionality: Connecting Race, Class and Gender" by Riki Wilchins.
- Audre Lorde’s essay/keynote The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism
- Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age (by Juana Bordas)
- The Standing Rock Resistance and Our Fight for Indigenous Rights http://www.honorearth.org/_standing_rock_resistance_and_our_fight_for_indigenous_rights
- Hijabi (Wrap my Hijab) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOX9O_kVPeo
- Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History by Walidah Imarisha (1 hour and 45 minute youtube video)
- The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Gender and sexuality:
- Christy Harrison’s Podcast (Food Psych)